Friday, January 23, 2009

O Public Art!: Pan Cogito Glances Back To American Civic Culture At About The Time Of Richard Wagner's American-Commissioned Centennial March

America's Statue of Freedom

After Secretary of War Jefferson Davis objected to the sculptor's intention to include a liberty cap, the symbol of freed slaves, Crawford replaced it with a crested Roman helmet.

Photo credit: Office of the Architect of the Capitol.


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